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AASCF has put together resources as a great starting place for you and your fellow coaches as you work with your athletes with special needs. This information is not intended to be fully inclusive of all considerations for working with people with special needs. Members should further consult doctors and/or other professionals for advice regarding additional concerns that might affect a program for athletes with special needs.

 

RULES FOR SPECIAL ABILITY DANCE TEAMS

  • All teams with special needs will follow the USASF general rules and routines requirements.
  • Up to 3 Coaches/Assistants allowed to signal from the front of the mat and may not obstruct view of the judges. No limit to number of assistants around perimeter of the floor in a squat position.
  • Assistants will be dressed in contrasting t-shirt and jeans or dark pants and sneakers so it is clear to the judges who is the athlete and who is the Assistant. EX: if athlete is in light colour uniform top, Assistants will be in a dark matching t-shirt, if athlete is in light uniform top, all Assistants will be in dark coloured matching t-shirts. NO FLIP-FLOPS or Jewellery worn by Assistants as to not cause injury. Assistants may not be in any type of cheer uniform.
  • It is the responsibility of the coach to determine the capability and proficiency of the individual athletes when choosing the skills to be performed

 RULES FOR SPECIAL ABILITY CHEER TEAMS

  • All teams with special needs will follow the USASF general rules and routines requirements.
  • Teams may execute skills up to, and including Level 2.
  • All Stunts and Pyramids (at prep level or above) require an additional spotter that is a Coach/Assistant.
  • Tosses are not allowed.
  • Spotted and assisted tumbling is not allowed in the Special Athlete (competitive) division but is allowed in the Special Athlete (exhibition) division.
  • Up to 3 Coaches/Assistants allowed to signal from the front of the mat and may not obstruct view of the judges. No limit to number of assistants around perimeter of the floor in a squat position.
  • Assistants will be dressed in contrasting t-shirt and jeans or dark pants and sneakers so it is clear to the judges who is the athlete and who is the Assistant. EX: if athlete is in light colour uniform top, Assistants will be in a dark matching t-shirt, if athlete is in light uniform top, all Assistants will be in dark coloured matching t-shirts. NO FLIP-FLOPS or Jewellery worn by Assistants as to not cause injury. Assistants may not be in any type of cheer uniform.
  • It is the responsibility of the coach to determine the capability and proficiency of the individual athletes when choosing the skills to be performed

AASCF 2017 DANCE SPECIAL ABILITY SCORECARDS

 

AASCF 2017 CHEER SPECIAL ABILITY SCORECARDS

 

HANDBOOK FOR WORKING WITH TEAM WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

 

ASSESMENT FOR ATHLETES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

 

 SPECIAL ABILITY COMPETITION VIDEO